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Oct 9, 2012 11:35pm EDT
-old jessica ridgeway never made it to her fifth grade classroom. the only clue, her school bag found six miles away. as police search door-to-door, in a town under the microscope. her family speaks out for the first time. and abc's clayton sandell has the latest from colorado. >> reporter: this is 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, horsing around a few months ago with a home video camera and the family dog. >> that's the camera. see? >> reporter: tonight, the video has a special urgency. it was released by colorado police because jessica is missing. and today, for the first time, her parents are speaking out. >> it's the worst thing i've ever been through. >> reporter: the fifth grader vanished last friday, while walking the short distance between her home and her elementary school. >> you don't hear anything. and then, you get the pit in your stomach that you don't want any parent -- any parent to ever experience in their whole entire life. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the fbi searched jessica's home, removing boxes headed for an evidence lab. sources tell "nightline" the family consented to
ABC
Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
alert in colorado. the fbi has joined the search for 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, last seen leaving for school yesterday morning. she never arrived. abc's clayton sandell is in colorado this morning and on this breaking story. clayton? >> reporter: good morning to you, dan. 50 police officers, including the fbi, are search right now, overnight using bloodhounds in temperatures near freezing. and still, no sign of young jessica ridgway. a desperate search under way for a 10-year-old last seen nearly 24 hours a ago. the last time anyone saw jessica was 8:30 friday morning. she left home to walk three blocks from her westminster, colorado, home to meet friends for a walk to school. a route she did every day. but she never got there. when jessica didn't show up for class, the school called her home. but jessica's mother, who works the overnight shift at a tech company, was asleep. she didn't get the message, which delayed her calling police for nearly eight hours. >> when we start with a delay as substantial as this, the distance she could have wandered even on her own, it just gets hug
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
from where jessica ridgeway disappeared. >> and sources now tell abc news they have reason to believe it is that of the little girl. it is thursday, october 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, i'm sunny hostin. >> i'm john muller. rob and paula are on assignment. 10-year-old jessica vanished last friday on her way to school. much more on the discovery of the body and what investigators are telling abc news. >> such a sad story. >> so sad. >>> first, the other stories we are following this half-hour. a huge nighten t ein the race f president. vice presidential candidates plan to go head-to-headen a debate the obama administration hopes can turn the tide for its campaign. >>> also this half-hour we'll introduce you to a woman who the sky is the limit. martha raddatz, and the first female fighter pilot. how she paved the way for a new generation. >> one of my favorites of the day. so cool. >> later from newspapers to television now to the big screen. charlie brown and snoopy plan to take hollywood by storm. how the new movie will be a f
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
, colorado. time and the weather are now factors in the hunt for jessica ridgeway. she failed to show up at school friday morning, and there is no sign of where she went or what may have happened to her. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. this morning police say they will bring in a new set of search dogs to help find little jessica ridgeway, but there was no active police search for the 10-year-old overnight, and they've called off volunteer search teams for later today. investigators are desperate for clues in a case that so far has had precious few. in near freezing temperatures, an army of over 800 volunteers came to help find jessica. scouring fields, trails and hillsides saturday near her home. >> right now they're just asking us to find anything that's out of the ordinary, any kind of evidence that we could find. >> reporter: at roadblocks police and fbi agents are stopping everyone asking questions, searching cars. >> in the last couple of days, weeks, have you heard anything suspicious? >> reporter: cops are saturating the streets knocking on
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
been following the jessica ridgeway case from the start. and has the latest on the tragic turn from westminster, colorado. >> reporter: late wednesday night, police announced a body had been found near a park in the denver suburb of or vanna. at this point, they won't a officially confirm it is 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. but multiple sources tell abc news, they believe it is the girl's body. positive identification may take several days. the fifth grader was last seen friday morning as she headed out to her short walk to school. over the weekend, her backpack was discovered six miamis away. wednesday's discovery came just hours after police cleared jessica's parents as suspects. >> after thoroughly looking at the parents, we're confident they're not involved in the disappearance of jessica ridgeway. the focus shifts to an unknown suspect, as we think she was abducted. >> reporter: now, the police focus is on finding a suspect and identifying the body. and for the family and friends of the girl with the blonde hair and the pink aeropurple glasses, who loved math and gym class, the
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Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: in near freezing temperatures an army of over 800 volunteers came to help find jessica. >> scouring fields, trails and hillsides saturday near her home. >> right now they are just asking us to find anything out of the ordinary, any evidence that we can find. >> at roadblocks police and fbi agents are stopping everyone, asking questions, searching cars. >> in the last couple of weeks have you heard anything suspicious? cops are saturating the streets, knocking on every door. >> a team of divers was asked to check a lake near jessica's house, but found nothing. >> we were hoping we would get anything, just a piece that would steer this investigation and guide us into a more focused way and we still -- it is a very broad investigation. we just don't have that piece yet. >> she left to meet friends for the walk to school, but the girl with the pink and purple glasses never arrived. her mother sarah who works nights and was asleep missed the call. she woke that afternoon to a nightmare. by the time she called police jessica had been missing 8 hours. >> investigators are revi
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Oct 11, 2012 5:30am EDT
. >> reporter: absolutely break the hearts. 10-year-old jessica ridgeway vanished last friday. her mom says jessica was simply walking to school. but never showed up. since then the search for her has turned up nothing that was until last night. police found a body in open space near the town of arvada. this is in colorado just a few miles from where the girl went missing. as of this morning the investigators have yet to identify that body. >> the -- arvada police department and the westminster police department are working jointly with additional resources to process that crime scene. at this time, we're unable to make any connection to the disappearance of jessica ridgeway. >> and despite what you just heard there, three sources have told abc news that they have reason to believe that this is the body of jessica ridgeway. it's going to take more time to make a positive identification and crime scene techs will remain on the scene all night. updates for you as they continue developing. this story out of colorado and it's gained national attention. >>> news around the nation, a construction
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
walking to school on friday. police are zeroing in on an area where they found 10-year-old jessica ridgeway's backpack. clayton sandell is covering that recovery. >> reporter: good morning to you. police are going through that backpack. it is a major clue and the first promising lead in a case that has so far investigators stumped. >> we've been looking for a lead and this possibly is that. >> reporter: police swooped in on this denver subdivision sunday after a man e-mailed his neighbors about a backpack and water bottle he found on the sidewalk. >> he wrote an e-mail that said there's property that has the name of jessica ridgeway. 20 minutes after he received that, he received an e-mail that said this may be the missing girl. >> reporter: officers immediately shut down this neighborhood six miles from where jessica disappeared. >> he believes the backpack to be jessica's. >> reporter: jessica's mother sarah said she last saw her friday morning walking. when jessica didn't show up for school, the staff called her mom, sarah said she was sleeping after working the graveyard shift
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
jessica ridgeway on the it. the area has been sealed off. all cars are stopped and searched. jessica was last seen friday walking to a park where she meets classmates and they walk to school together but say she never made it to the park. >>> a missouri woman says she feels violated after a pat down at an airport. sarah high schoolen beck talked with her. >> this was 13 days after my first chemo. >> reporter: and the friends that encouraged her fight. last week she flew from kansas city to indianapolis to sell are bait her 5-year-old anniversary and went through security and a body scan and a tsa agent asked her to step aside. what happens next makes her sick to her stomach. >> i'm standing here with my arms in the air and somebody's feeling my chest and everybody's working with me wondering what does this woman have on chest. >> she told the agent she had silicone implants and chemotherapy left with scar tissue. the agent never asked if she wanted a private pat down. >> i was just dumb struck. i just stood there while she ran her hands around my breasts and across them. >> reporter:
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >>> there's a possible break tonight in the case of the missing jessica ridgeway. she disappeared while walking to school friday morning in a colorado neighborhood. police found a backpack with her name on it about six miles away from where she was seen. neighbors are remaining hopeful that they can find little jessica. >> it's awful. it's awful. >> police won't say what they found in her backpack. they're working to determine when that backpack was left there. >>> tomorrow we will hear from convicted child sexual abuser, jerry sandusky. sandusky faces life in prison. >>> details coming on. an mdta office are shoots a dog. >>> guests from two different weddings start throwing punches and one man died. one finally got crowd under control. >> find out how to maximize your reward for your next vacation. >> fans are really showing off their orange pride. we appreciate you showing your favorite fan photo. they're rooting for the orioles. go o's. >> well, we have nothing going on right new, spotty showers across the area. there are more showers as we head into tonight. we'll time the arrival.
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm EDT
of homes are being searched looking for jessica ridgeway. in the meantime her backpack, which was found six miles from her house, is being processed in a crime lab. it's the only trace of her sense she disappeared last friday. >> the bottom line is to gives ideas and evidence of who may have been in contact with this and where we can focus the search. >> police are also checking reports that three weeks ago a suspicious man was seen approaching children. right now they have nothing to suggest that it's related to jessica's disappearance. >>> now jerry sandusky will spend the rest of his life behind bars. t.j. winick reports. sandusky is planning an appeal. >> reporter: these pictures of jerry sandusky at the county courthouse could be the last time we seat former penn state football coach handed doe file outside prison walls. today the 68-year-old received sentence of 30 to 60 years. the order was handed down have the three of his victims spoke, including victim number one. >> when the sentence was handed down it was very emotional. >> reporter: when it was his turn, sandusky said he spent
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
to 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. police ruling out her parents as suspects. and now, a manhunt is on for a killer. >>> 30 days ago, i'll walk through these doors and i'm going home. i'm going home. >> homecoming. a huge milestone for robin on her road to recovery. finally leaving the hospital after weeks of grueling treatment. her doctors, friends and family cheer her on. and we have her message for everyone this morning. ♪ hey, hey oh, you feel it now ♪ ♪ amen, amen >> going home now. >> woo. >>> and how is that for a start to the morning? [ applause ] wow. amen. amen, robin. we are so happy for you. everyone on team robin, so thrilled that you are finally home, waking up this morning, after so many weeks in the hospital. we're going to talk to robin's doctor, in just a little bit. we see the fist-pumps up in the air. we're going to learn about the next steps in robin's journey. >> he's back. she's back and tweeting, folks. there's no place like home. praise god from whom all blessings flow. thank you. and bless you, xo. not sure which is the kiss and which is the hug. >
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
colorado 10-year-old, jessica ridgeway, who vanished on her way to school five days ago. her mother appears in public for the first time. >>> supersonic skydive. he jumps from a balloon at the edge of space. the pressure so low, if it suit fails, he'll blow up. what makes him do it? >>> and cramming backstage for a star turn like he's never done before, our special "gma" guest host. rob lowe, joining team robin this morning. and he's been practicing. >> it can't be that hard. stephanopoulos does it. good morning, america. >>> rob lowe getting inside my head right there. he's inside my office this morning. making himself at home. studying up. oh. we are going to have some fun this morning. he is so game. it's going to be great. good morning, everybody. robin's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. great to have amy robach here. >> thank you so much. >>> dramatic turn in the race for the white house. mitt romney pulls into the lead in the latest poll. they had him behind eight points in mid-september. coming off his big debate win. and both president obama and mitt romney head to the cr
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
and no major leads, either. police released more photos and this home video of jessica ridgeway, hoping to give the public a better look at her. the fifth grader vanished on her way to school friday. and yesterday, her parents made an emotional plea for her safe return. meanwhile, the fbi is considering whether jessica's disappearance may be linked to the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in wyoming. >>> the deadly meningitis outbreak has claimed another life, with the latest victim announced in florida overnight. that brings the total death toll to 12. at least 119 people in 10 states have come down with the deadly but noncontagious form of the disease. the rare case of fungal meningitis has been tied to contaminated steroid shots made by a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. >>> the tsa says it is standing by the way a terminally ill passenger was treated by its agents. michelle, who is dying of leukemia, was traveling to hawaii, for perhaps the final trip of her life. she called ahead to make sure there would be no problem since she has a feeding tube these days. but agents at the seatt
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
on her way to school, speak out for the first time, as fbi agents swoop in on jessica ridgeway's home. dogs scouring the backyard for new clues. >>> developing now. a prostitution scandal rocking the tourist town of tenenbaum. a zuma fitness instructor is charged and a trove of videotapes. everyone there is bracing as police prepare to release her client list. >>> 50 cents, please. >> good grief. >> he's a good man, that charlie brown. so popular, he's headed back to the big screen with snoopy, lucy, linus and all his pals. why even's on their feet for "peanuts" right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. it may be raining outside. but that music puts you in such a great mood, doesn't it? >> brings me back. >> it sure does president gre. great to have you here. amy robach. robin is recovering from her transplant. >>> big rallies for both candidates in the battleground state of ohio. and this morning, polls continue to show a surge for mitt romney. >> and listen to this story. it outraged me and everyone here all morning long. a young, 14-year-old girl. she inspired so many as a symbol
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 4:55am EDT
, 10-year-old jessica ridgeway disappeared last friday doing something thousands of kids do every morning. she was walking to school. since then the search has turned up nothing until late last night where police found a body near the town of afterhave da just a few miles from where the girl went missing. this morning investigators have yet to identify the body. but three sources have told abc2 news the investigators have reason to believe this is the body of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. it's going to take more time to make the positive identification. crime scene technicians have been there all night long working the scene and we're going to bring you updates an the case as it becomes available. for now back to the studio with megan. >>> tile now for a check of the weather. lynette charles is here. >> it is chilly outside this morning. so as the kids go to the bus stop make sure you have the coat. you will need it. temperature coming in at 46 degrees. we will have lots of sunshine in the forecast for today. as you go into the afternoon the kids still going to need the coat becau
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:30am EDT
been found near the home of the missing 10-year-old girl jessica ridgeway. >> she disappeared last friday while walking to school and police say it's going to take some time for a positive identification. >> we've got three sources now telling abc news that investigators have reason to believe this is the body of the 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. >> also on abc2news.com keel keep you posted -- we'll keep you posted. >>> a construction worker trapped in the rubble for 12 hours pulled out alive. you see the roof of a parking garage under construction clapped at miami-dade college yesterday afternoon. two people died inside. they say that eight others were hurt in the incident. >>> well, it may be your teenager's favorite pop star but he is also a favorite for thieves. >> stay with thus morning, we're going to tell you what justin bieber has to say about some thieves took some personal items. >> who would steal a goat? wait, who would steal a goat and then give it a makeover? >> not me. you don't look at me like that. we'll be right back and tell you what happened here. barnhill: you
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 2:35am EDT
more photos and this home video, hoping to give the public a better look at jessica ridgeway. the 5th grader never made it to school last friday. her mother works the night shift. she said she was sleeping and didn't get the voice mail from the school for eight hours. yesterday she made an emotional plea for her daughter's return. >> it is not ever, ever anything i want ever, any parent to go through. and i never would have thought that i would have had to. but we are a strong family, so i know we will get through this. >> jessica's father was also there saying they would never stop looking for her. meanwhile, the fbi is trying to determine whether jessica's disappearance is linked to the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in wyoming. >>> this morning we are learning dramatic new details about last month's attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, all of this taking place ahead of a major congressional hearing set for later today. the state department says several groups of men lost a sustained assault without warning armed with machine gu
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
in suburban denver say they found jessica's backpack six miles from where she was supposed to be. >>> and new findings out this morning highlight a serious danger for children with autism. wandering away finds it's very common. a study published in the journal of ped yattics show that half the children with autism had wandered after the age of 4. some of the children nearly missed getting hit by a car. >>> and pressure is building on nascar this morning to improve the safety of its tracks after a major crash this weekend. 25 cars were involved in a pileup after the race's leader tried to block a long line of traffic. >> going in the middle and can't get over. >> reporter: the biggest wreck in recent nascar memory, sparked by leader tony stewart on the very last lap. a twisting mass of metal, smoke and flame, some of the best drivers in the world in the chaos as cars can spin and splatter across the track. >> nascar will check the video. >> reporter: nascar veterans like jeff gordon and dale earnhardt jr. clearly upset after the race. >> that clearly is bumper cars at, you know, almost 200 mil
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 11:35pm EDT
-old girl, jessica ridgeway who vanished in colorado. late tonight, two law enforcement sources have told abc news, investigators have reason to believe they have found her body. gh
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the night. >> this afternoon ad about i did was discovered two law enforcement. it is the body of jessica ridgeway. authorities are still awaiting a positive i.d. which they said could take a wheel. >> from the helicopter you have footage of the body which would show the body is not intact. >> reporter: on sunday police were able to find her backpack and a water bottle. the discovery comes after police said they were confident the parents aren't a suspect. >> you don't want to experience it. >> reporter: her father lives out of state and is in custody battle with the mother. >> we want to inform the community this is as important that they utilize that tip line. >> reporter: the fbi is investigating whether there was a possible connection between reg wie's case and -- ridgeway's case and another one. the wyoming -- while there isn't a definitive connection, police are searching for a white male suspect between 55 and 60 with strawberry blonde hair. >>> tonight the family of clarence mitchell is mourning his death. he was a delegate from 1963 to 1967. he pushed for civil rights legislation
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Oct 12, 2012 2:35am EDT
of jessica ridgeway. the colorado girl disappeared a weak ago on her way to school, a body believed to be hers has been found. experts say the suspect most likely a male, may have unexplaned absences from work or may have just changed his appearance, with a kind of car that he drives. >>> the number of deaths from that meningitis outbreak continues to rise. 14 people have now died. and about 170 others have gotten sec after receiving the tainted steroid shots. federal health officials have tracked 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who have received the shots. doctors are warning that patients will need to keep watch for symptoms of the deadly infection for a few more months. >>> frightening. >>> no secret that the u.s. postal service has been bleeding red ink for years. so, they really shouldn't be surprised at all that postal rates are going up again. starting, are you surprised really? >> stunned. >> i know you are not. starting january 27th, the price of a first-class stamp increases to 46 cents. rates on shipping services like prior female are also going up by 4%. you write a
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
that the body of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway has been found. vanishing on her way to school. will local cell phone tours help investigator get their suspect? >>> harry the hero, the prince on the front lines of a war zone. fighting on enemy taliban fighters to save the lives of wounded soldiers. ♪ it's been a hard day's night >>> it's tiring to be a toddler, times two. watch these boys take on their dinner plates. spaghetti versus sleep. can you guess who wins? >>> and happy friday, everyone. i've not seen that video before. that's very funny stuff. as you all know, robin is at home, recovering from her bone marrow transplant. great to have amy here. what a debate. i'm calling it the thursday night fight. real clashes. real differences. the early polls show a split decision. we're hearing a whole lot of praise for our friend and colleague, martha ddatz. she was the moderator last night from abc news. there he is, front and center. >> martha raddatz for president, right? vice president biden really brought the fight to the debate. calling ryan's statements a bunch of mularkey and a bunch of
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 2:05am EDT
where she was last seen friday. the backpack contained a water bottle with jessica's name on it. she's in the middle of a custody battle between her father in missouri and her mother in colorado. >> you hope there is no link, but we have seen this kind of story before. >>> a incredible finish at the nascar race. all of it happened on the final lap, in fact. tony stewart making the move to keep the lead but he touched off a 25-car pileup, and stewart's car went airborne and other drivers including dale earnhardt junior were steamed. >> nobody is sensible enough to realize how ridiculous that was. is that ridiculous that all those cars got torn up and everybody is hoe hupl, no big deal, but it's not already. >> the drivers were all okay, incredibly so and tony stewart took the blame for the crash. and the daytona 500 winner ended up winning at tal tkaeuga. wow. >>> the eastern part of the country, bugs have been over ran by stink bu. if you squash them, they really do stink if you crush them. and they eat pretty much everything in sight. >> oh, man, imagine that. >> i would rather have
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >>> news time now is 4:350. it's been a week since 10-year- old jessica ridgeway vanished when she was walking to police. >> police found a body a few miles away from where she disappeared. could it be the little girl? >> out out of northeast baltimore a house fire also, more on the garage collapse that happened down in miami- dade county in florida. "good morning maryland" continues in just a bit. >> and the temperature right now in annapolis is 53 degrees. westminster 46. and the last one laurel coming in at 45. if you want to get the temperature where you live, go to our app store and download the app, don't go anywhere, "good morning maryland" will be right back. >>> we continue this thursday morning with breaking news out of northeast baltimore. an overnight house fire has killed five people. four of them children and three others were injured. >> abc2 news linda so is live this morning at the scene continuing with the team coverage. linda you've spent some time talking to the victims' families, a really tough assignment? >> reporter: a very emotional time for these family mem
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect in the kidnapping of jessica ridgeway. what is believed to be the little girl's body was discovered not far from where she disappeared just a week ago. positive identification has been made more difficult by the fact that parts of the body are missing. >>> and the first suit has now been filed in the deadly meningitis outbreak. a minnesota woman who may have gotten the tainted steroids is suing the drugmaker. the death toll has risen to 14. and officials fear it could go even higher. there's now 170 confirmed cases. federal health experts are warning people who have gotten those shots that they should be on the lockout for symptoms over the next couple of months. >>> the nobel peace prize will be announced in the next hour in oslo, norway. experts say there's not a clear favorite this year. some oddsmakers believe it will go to a russian human rights group, an afghan women's rights activist or an american scholar whose writings influenced the pro-democracy movement in the arab world. stay tuned for that announcement. >> shouldn
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
up police looked for jessica ridgeway. vanished on her way off to school friday a backpack believed to belong to her was found six miles away. hundred of volunteers have been assisting in the search. >>> major change in american religious life. for the first time in history, the u.s. does not have a protestant majority according to a study released overnight. among the reasons, a growing number of american whose say they have no preligion. one in five say they do not belong to a religion. interesting peek into the spiritual state of the nation. >> first time dropped below 50%. if you are a nondenominational christian and don't associate yourself as protestant which i would say i am protestant. i go to nondenominational church. you don't fall into the protestant category. christians who are nondenoms, isn't a protestant. >> in an election year, through the political prism. the study fond americans with no religion support, abortion rights and gay marriage at a higher rate than the u.s. public at large and most of the people tend to vote democratic as well. you wonder if the increase
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